Michael Owen has made his prediction on the exciting two-four race in the Premier League. Champions Manchester City and second-placed Manchester United have already sealed their spots in the Champions League as the top two teams thus leaving the rest to battle for the other two Champions League places. Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester City are the three clubs fighting for the two places on offer. To this effect, one of the three aforementioned teams will miss out on Champions League football.
Liverpool legend Michael Owen made his prediction on the Premier League top-four race earlier this week on Premier League TV shortly before the game between Chelsea and Leicester City. According to him, Liverpool will qualify for Champions League football alongside one of Chelsea or Leicester City. Michael Owen went on to say that Liverpool had an okay performance against West Brom and that they were extremely fortunate to beat the Baggies at the weekend. He said the Reds can’t afford to be lackadaisical when they take on Burnley in their next game at Turf Moor.
The Reds would later produce an assured performance to thrash Burnley 3-0 in front of the returning Clarets fans thanks to the first half strike from Brazilian national team player Roberto Firmino and the second half goals from centre back Nathaniel Philips and second half substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The win at Burnley ensured that Liverpool moved above Leicester City into fourth place ahead of their final game of the season at home to London club Crystal Palace.
Leicester City started the week in third only to end it in fifth after the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea ensured that their opponents usurped them into third place. As things stand, Leicester City are away from the top four on goal difference and they need to beat North London giants Tottenham Hotspur at home on the final day of the season and hope either Liverpool or Chelsea drop points to secure a place in the top four and by extension, the Champions League next season.
Champions League finalists Chelsea have a tricky fixture to navigate at Villa Park against Aston Villa. The Blues could lose their place in the top four with a draw or defeat in that game. Only a win would be enough for Chelsea in their Champions League football quest.